300 - Chelmsford to Great Chesterton
(Chelmsford to Great Chesterton)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 300 starting near Little Waltham in Essex ending near Great Chesterford in Essex ....

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Actual named locations ' of type 'Roman City, Roman Town, Roman Villa, Roman Major Fort, Roman Station, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered on Little Waltham in Essex.

Map Logic

This map shows Roman roads shown in black derived from Ivan D Margary 'Roman Roads in Britain' published in 1955. These maps are plotted as accurately as is possible from the books. There are problems with mapping 50 years later as there have been significant road and town changes which have hidden some of the original places mentioned in the texts.

The red roads are derived from Ivan D Margary 'Roman ways in the Weald' published in 1948.

Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click the icon for the modern location and its Roman name.

This map shows the Roman Road course described by Ivan D Margary as 300 which goes from Chelmsford - Great Chesterton(Chelmsford - Great Chesterton).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Little Waltham  Essex
Great Waltham  Essex
Chelmsford  Essex
Dunmow  Essex
Barnston  Essex
Dunmow  Essex
Thaxted  Essex
Saffron Walden  Essex
Thaxted  Essex
Saffron Walden  Essex
Sewards End  Essex
Saffron Walden  Essex
Little Walden  Essex
Great Chesterford  Essex
Current translation for Little Waltham
  little derived from lytel - little, small
  walt derived from walch - a harrow - farm
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Great Waltham
  great derived from great - big, tall, thick, stout, massive; coarse
  walt derived from walch - a harrow - farm
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Chelmsford
  chel derived from cel - a basket
  ms derived from mesan - eating
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Dunmow
  dun derived from dun - a mountain or hill / brown and black colour
mow we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Barnston
  bar derived from bær - beer or a place where barley was grown
n we cannot translate at the moment
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Dunmow
  dun derived from dun - a mountain or hill / brown and black colour
mow we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Thaxted
Th we cannot translate at the moment
  ax derived from æsc - ash tree
  ted derived from stæde - a place or pasture
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Current translation for Saffron Walden
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
aff we cannot translate at the moment
  ron derived from renge - spiders or spiders web
  wald derived from weald - forested uplands
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
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Current translation for Thaxted
Th we cannot translate at the moment
  ax derived from æsc - ash tree
  ted derived from stæde - a place or pasture
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Current translation for Saffron Walden
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
aff we cannot translate at the moment
  ron derived from renge - spiders or spiders web
  wald derived from weald - forested uplands
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
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Current translation for Sewards End
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
e we cannot translate at the moment
  ward derived from weard - used for administrative districts from 1300's
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  end derived from ende - end terminus
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Current translation for Saffron Walden
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
aff we cannot translate at the moment
  ron derived from renge - spiders or spiders web
  wald derived from weald - forested uplands
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
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Current translation for Little Walden
  little derived from lytel - little, small
  wald derived from weald - forested uplands
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
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Current translation for Great Chesterford
  great derived from great - big, tall, thick, stout, massive; coarse
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Modern name is St Albans
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Modern name is St Albans


External References in no particular order :-
Original Manuscripts of the Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Online Anglo Saxon dictionary
Online Etymology dictionary
Open Domesday Book - The first free online copy of the Domesday Book
The Ermine Street Guard Roman re-enactment and research Society
The "Kent A" cadastre - page 5 - Peterson 2002
Archaeologia Cantiana Online
Romney Marsh Research Trust
Romney Marsh the Fifth Continent
VillageNet the reference guide to villages in Kent & Sussex
Global warming Flood Maps
The Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Google Maps - the core of the system
GeoPlaner - Useful site for plotting map data
Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars 55BC(Books 4 & 5)
Wikipedia - Caesar's invasions of Britain
Wikipedia - Portus Istus
The Geography of Claudius Ptolemy (Bill Thayers)
Roman Britain.org
Runetree Beowulf
Bayeux Tapestry Online
The Secrets of the Norman Invasion
Chronicles of John of Worcester
Battle Historic Society
Binsted village website(Mearcredesburnan Steðe)

 

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Author: Simon M       Document Created: 23/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps